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One dead in shooting at Purdue University in Indiana

Police cars are seen outside Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on 21 January 2014 Image copyright AP
Image caption Initial reports of a shooting at Purdue University in Indiana came in at noon local time (17:00 GMT)

At least one person has been shot dead at Purdue University in the US state of Indiana, a university official has said.

The campus was locked down on Tuesday following reports of the shooting about noon local time (17:00 GMT) near the electrical engineering building.

A suspected gunman was taken into custody after surrendering, and school officials lifted the lockdown.

Purdue University is about 60m (96km) north-west of Indianapolis.

Further details were unavailable.